The oil leak in the Gulf is already reached catastrophic and it is gradually dawning on the world that we do not know its potential limits. The pool of oil that is now pluming into the oceans of the world (they are all connected, you know) is incredibly large. Some estimate it is 5,000 barrels per day.
Q: My family lived in a rental house. There was a fire in the kitchen which totally destroyed it (the kitchen). The house is not liveable and we did not have renters insurance. We found temporary shelter, but the landlord is cancelling our lease, keeping our deposit and the payment for May’s rent, which I had already sent him. He says he is keeping the payment to help him pay his insurance deductible, or we’d have the pay out the lease for the rest of the term. Is that right or legal even. Need help quick!
There are a lot of interesting people out there in the world. I just ran into one of them on Twitter. This morning T.B. Whitelocke of Australia, author of the book and blog “Lawmanship, 3d Edition” showed up as a follower of PittsburghLegal.
Arbitration in the Allegheny County Court House Arbitration Room, Fifth Floor, is almost a thing of the past — almost. Landlord Tenant cases will be heard for a few days over the Summer months, but then its off to new quarters on the Seventh Floor, City-County Building in September.
Oh, yes, by the way, you’ll be picking up the tab for extra recording fees with no extra pay.
So, as your Dad used to say: “Do it right the first time.”
Starting today, May 26, 2010, we will all be filling out a two page cover sheet for Civil Litigation, except in the Family Division. I wish there was something interesting to say, but it is just another form containing mundane information in a format keyed for data collection. But, you can’t get past the Prothonotary [...]
But the real question is: where is this going? Does this rule apply to averments in the Complaint? If so, what kind of averments that turn out to be mistakes of law will bring liability upon a debt collector? Must we disclose defenses? Does failure to do so constitute mischaracterization of the legal status of the debt? For example, what do you do if you know that the statute of limitations has run? Not sue at all?
I have heard a lot of complaining over the years about how much waiting time jurors and prospective jurors must endure. The following is a suggestion. In addition to being an opportunity to meditate, Jury duty is an excellent opportunity for reading a book. During the course of the first day on jury duty, you [...]
I will bet the first person to contact me with a contrary comment, a month of (modestly priced) lunches that any legislation seeking to permit a citizen to be convicted on a confession deliberately obtained without a Miranda warning will not make it past the United States Supreme Court, regardless of the ideological composition of the Court at the time.
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